The Handbook
The Handbook

This year feels far from Christmassy. Namely because it’s only November 10th, but also because we’ve had to swap Oxford Street for online shopping and Christmas parties for virtual hangouts. If 2020 was a little more normal, I can guarantee that we’d be counting down the days to Christmas in a more, typical way, looking forward to spending the special time with loved ones and not with the lingering fear of spending Christmas alone. 

But despite Christmas looking somewhat different this year, we’re seeking festive joy in the simplest of pleasures, whether that’s spending a little more on a special advent calendar to count down the days, ordering in the Christmas food shop for the big day or swapping the shop bought festive decorations for homemade trinkets. If by now, you’d have usually booked in to take part in a wreath making workshop, then all’s not lost because we’ve scoured the web to find the best festive wreath making kits helping you bring all the Christmas joy to your doors. Plus, you won’t even have to leave the comfort of your pjs or your cosy duvet as you can make these 12 wreaths at home.

Grace & Thorn have brought their popular wreath making experiences online this year.

You’ll be adorning your front door with rosy-red holly, dried festive flowers and evergreen pines in no time. If you’re feeling anything but creative right now, look to London florists, Grace & Thorn who have brought their popular wreath making experiences online this year, helping you decorate your door with a mix of moss, pine cones, dried fruits and fresh foliage. Book into their class and they’ll provide you with everything you could possibly need, as well as demonstrating how to use all of the materials yourself and give you tips on how to create their distinct Grace & Thorn style at home. 

The Flower Appreciation Society have also brought their expertise online, with an online wreath making workshop. Their Zoom workshop will see you on your way to becoming a wreath making expert yourself, decorating your wreath with seasonal dried materials, decorate elements and beautiful velvet ribbon to finish it off.

Look to Etsy and Not On The High Street for some slightly more affordable wreath kits, only you’ll have to go with your gut instincts and follow along with the written instructions with these sets, but that’ll help add a little fun to your experience. 

If you’re looking to stray a little further from the traditional, holly adorn wreaths, there are some beautiful decorative wreath kits made from paper, pompoms and fabrics instead, helping you to add a burst of colour to your mantelpiece or perfect for hanging on the interior door instead.

We love this DIY Pompom Wreath Kit from Not On The High Street, thanks to its funky colours and textures, while the Christmas Paper Flower Mini Wreath demonstrates the power of paper and origami. Of course these both take a little more time to execute but you’ll be left with a decorative piece you can reuse time and time again, plus they aren’t specifically festive so you can always leave them up all year round.

Traditional or not, cosy up in front of the fireplace with a mulled brew, blare our the Christmas tunes and channel your creative side with one of these wreath kits.

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Not On The High Street Dried Flower Wreath Kit

Price: £49

Not On The High Street DIY Pompom Wreath Kit

Price: £65

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